National Dress Day:
The National Dress Day is observed on 6th March every year. This day is celebrated to acknowledge the most versatile and fun piece of women’s clothing available, the dress. It is a way to relive and celebrate the times, women wore a dress, and it made them feel incredible.
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Why National Dress Day:
The dress is a cloth worn by women or girls traditionally. This article of clothing has evolved over the centuries. One of the first dresses ever worn, named the Tarkhan Dress, dates back to around 5000 years ago, at the beginning of the ancient Egyptian kingdom. The garment became popular ever since the 11th century and has continued to be a highly popular fashion choice.
The history of the evolution of the dress is alluring, and so are the fond memories associated with each dress in a women’s wardrobe. It is most important to celebrate and acknowledge the little things in our lives, which is the very basics of why National Dress Day is observed.
Ashley Lauren Kerr, a fashion designer, a businesswoman, and founder of TEAMfabulous, recognized the power that fashion holds, ever since the launch of her very own clothing line in 2011. Ashley believed that every dress a woman wears has a story to tell and a treasured memory. There are dresses in a women’s wardrobe connected to an occasion that is close to a women’s heart; take it as dresses worn for a first prom, first job interview, wedding, and the list goes on. To cherish and relive the fond memories associated with them, Ashley founded the National Dress Day.
To, Ashley Lauren Kerr, National Dress Day, is a day to empower women to celebrate their feminity and cherish memories of wearing the dresses. It is the women and their story behind the dress that makes this day so special. She believes that dresses are not going to change the world, but the women who wear them will. That is exactly the essence of celebrating National Dress Day.
How can we observe National Dress Day:
- Remember your dresses and their memories:
This day was founded to pay homage to the dresses and the memories associated with them in our lives. Take this opportunity to remember all those occasions when you donned your favorite dress. Scroll through your old photos or look through your closet. Make some lists of your favorite dresses or post a collage on Social Media using #NationalDressDay or #DressDay.
- Wear a Dress:
The simplest way to celebrate this day is to don your favorite dress and make new memories in your favorite garment.
- Ask your family member or friend to share their favorite dress memory.
Asking a friend or a family member about their favorite dress and their memory associated with it is a really good way to know someone better. Ask your mother if she remembers shopping for her first prom dress or your grandmom of her favorite youth dress. Ask your friends to share memories of their favorite dress on social media. But do not forget to use #NationalDressDay and #DressDay.
Interesting facts on National Dress Day:
Here are some interesting dress facts for you to enjoy the day!
- Queen Victoria was the first person to don a white wedding dress. Before her white wedding, the color was traditionally associated with mourning.
- The dress went through a major reform during the victorian age, also known as the ‘Rational Dress Movement.’ Reformers wore and designed clothing that was more comfortable than what they wore during that time.
- Michael Kors’ first project was his own mother’s wedding dress. He was a mere 5 years old at that time.
- During the 1860s, the dresses were so wide that women often got stuck in doorways.
- The world’s longest wedding dress is a dress that had a 1.85-mile-long train.
- Dresses were not originally a trend amongst women. Across the world, in varied cultures, men were seen wearing dresses. Take, for instance, the tag worn by ancient Greeks.
History of National Dress Day:
The foundation of this day is associated with the evolution of the dress over centuries. Below is the brief timeline that leads to the foundation of the National Dress Day.
- 11th Century
This was the beginning of the dress’s introduction as a garment, where women started to wear body-fitting dresses.
In 1926, Coco Chanel published a picture of a short and simple black dress in American Vogue. It was coined as “Chanel’s Ford” by Vogue. The little black dress (LBD, as popularly known) was elegant and accessible for women of all social classes. It helped blacks to be disassociated from being used only for mourning.
In February 2000, Versace designed a silk chiffon dress worn by Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys. The dress pushed the envelope of a fashion statement at the very start of the millennium.
In 2011, Ashey Lauren Kerr, a fashion designer, launched her very own formal dress line by the name “ASHLEYlauren, having understood the power of a dress. It was then Ashley, founded.
National Dress Day, to empower women to celebrate their stories behind the dresses they wore for occasions close to their heart.